I Graduated in 2012 from the University of Cincinnati's Design Art Architecture and Planning program, known as DAAP, after having worked with a multitude of designers.
You should never take yourself so seriously that you forget to enjoy what you're doing. I find working with and around good people should be fun and often rewarding.
I strive to understand and utilize as many facets of design as I can, constantly increasing my skill set to become a swiss-army-knife of design, capable of taking on any project.
I find that good design is the intersection of logic and aesthetic, working within constraints while constantly striving to make it better. Design is a process, even a good design can become better.
My animation capabilities utilizing After Effects involve the creation and production of motion graphics, post production of 3D renders from Cinema 4D & the animation of user interface studies for concepting and testing.
The analyis of a given industry and the capability to understand the components required for the creation of meaningful and approachable brands are part of the foundation of my design expirience.
Being a technophile & classically trained in Graphics, UI & UX are an intuitive union of my interests and education. Raised with tech, I have found that designing and concepting user interfaces in order to craft an experience is something that comes naturally.
Graphic design's origins began with print; layouts, grids, typography & color. My classical training in these areas are the foundation of good print design, but translate directly into digital mediums.
My curiosity of how 3D modeling and rendering can be integrated and utilized for still and motion graphics inspired me to learn to model, texture, light and render in Cinema4D. The Vray render engine adds a level of photorealism.
Photography began as a hobby of mine and has helped develop my skills as a designer. I am familiar with both DLSR and film photography, in 35mm and large format with darkroom experience. My skills in Lightroom and Photoshop aid in my overall workflow.
Assisted the developers in production of User Interface and web elements and graphics for the site, as well as basic HTML and CSS for social media applications. I also gained valuable experience working in a startup environment with a small team.
Assisted Dick’s Sporting Goods internal design team with package structure and design. Created new package concepts for several Dick’s owned brands. Assisted with apparel branding and package solutions including hang tags and heat seals.
Assisted a team of five designers in the brainstorming and execution of environmental design and branded “loft” spaces for Proctor and Gamble, as well as re-branding for Hyperquake’s clients, including Buffalo Wings and Rings and the Salvation Army.
Assisted a team of designers on packaging and identity solutions for several of LPK’s clients including Jim Beam, Hershey’s, Reese’s, Kraft, Olay, Herbal Essences, Always, Tampax, and Pantene, as well as the City of Cincinnati.
Worked with a team of ten designers on environmental graphics and signage, specializing in the health care field. Assisted in the concepting and production of signage for new hospitals, libraries, & local government buildings, as well as park wayfinding for the Presidio National Park in San Francisco.
Worked as a freelance designer at FRCH worldwide assisting the design team with the creation of signage and graphics for retail spaces as well as production ready files for fabrication and print.
I’m always excited to meet new people and connect with fellow Designers and agencies.
Need a job done?
I’m available for freelance.
Looking for an addition to your team?
I'm available for a full time postion as well.
Have a good joke?
I enjoy laughing.
If you are interested or just have some questions, feel free to contact me at any time.
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Phone: +1 513 223 3307